Today leading a healthy life somehow became a trend among many people. They started eliminating meat and eggs from their diets and replaced them with tofu. The tofu diet is especially encouraged by the soy industry that tries to convince people that processed soy is healthy, when according to Dr. Daniel, it is quite the opposide. He claims that food processors in the West separate the soybeans into protein and oil which is highly unhealthy and unsafe. The methods to do this include high pressure, high temperature, alkali, petroleum solvents, acid baths, and carcinogenic and toxic residues, and the fractioned products contain high amount phytates and trypsin. The first one blocks the mineral absorption and the latter blocks proper digestion.
This unhealthy diet is associated with many illnesses such as: Soy allergies, cancer, reproductive disorders, premature puberty and other developmental problems in babies, children and adolescents, brain damage and thyroid problems, including weight gain, lethargy, malaise, fatigue, hair loss, and loss of libido.
A study has shown that the daily exposure to estrogen-imitating chemicals for infants who consume formulas is actually 6-11 times higher than adults who consume soy foods. This study has also shown that blood concentration of these hormones was 13,000 to 22,000 times higher than estrogen in the bloodstream. Babies who are fed soy formulas receive estrogenic of up to 5 birth control pills daily. Even pregnant women should avoid these products because it can negatively affect the unborn child.
Other health problems that this diet can cause are brain damage, allergies, breast cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease, early puberty and hypothyroidism.
The consumption of unfermented soy can also cause loss of libido, malnutrition, digestive distress, reproductive issues, endometriosis and immune system dysfunction.
But of course, there are safe ways of consuming soy such as:
- Traditionally soy sauce made by fermentation of soybeans, salt, and enzymes, not the artificially made one found on the market shelves.
- The salty Miso soybean paste made with butter
- Natto, a soy variety made of fermented soybeans rich in vitamin K2 that contains a very potent beneficial bacterial, the bacillus subtilis and nattokinase, a very potent blood thinner.
- Tempeh, a fermented soybean cake with a mushroom-like flavor and firm texture.
You should also avoid soy ice cream, soy milk, soy energy bars, soy burgers, soy cheese, soy protein powders, and processed foods. You should focus on eating whole, fermented, and unprocessed foods instead.